Category Archives: New York City

Disney Magic Returns to NYC Fall 2016

The Disney Magic is going back to New York City in Fall, 2016!  Bookings for Fall 2016 will start tomorrow, May 19 for Platinum and Gold Castaway Club members and May 20 for everyone else.  Here is what we know.

Disney Magic

September 17, 2016 – 11 nights – Barcelona, At Sea (3 days), Ponta Delgada, At Sea (3 days), Sydney, Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, At Sea, New York City

September 28, 2016 – 4 nights – New York City, At Sea, Halifax, At Sea, New York City.

October 2, 2016 – 5 nights – New York City, At Sea, Halifax, St. John, New Brunswick, At Sea, New York City

October 7, 2016 – 8 nights – New York City, At Sea (2 days), Nassau, Castaway Cay, Port Canaveral, At Sea (2 days), New York City

October 15, 22 and 29, 2016 – 7 nights – New York City, At Sea (2 days), Castaway Cay, Port Canaveral, At Sea (2 days), New York City

November 5, 2016 – 6 nights – New York City, At Sea (3 days), St. Maarten, Tortola, San Juan

November 11, 2016 – 5 nights – San Juan, St. Maarten, Tortola, At Sea, Castaway Cay, Miami

November 16, 2016 – 4 nights – Miami, Nassau, At Sea, Castaway Cay, Miami

November 20 and December 4, 2016 – 7 nights – Miami, Key West, At Sea, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, At Sea, Castaway Cay, Miami

November 27 and December 11, 2016 – 7 nights – Miami, At Sea (2 days), Tortola, St. Thomas, At Sea, Castaway Cay, Miami

December 18, 2016 – 5 nights – Miami to Bahamas (Complete itinerary unknown)

December 23, 2016 – 7 nights – Miami, At Sea (2 days) Tortola, San Juan, At Sea, Castaway Cay, Miami

December 30, 2016 – 6 nights – Miami, At Sea, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, At Sea, Castaway Cay, Miami

Disney Wonder

November 10, 14, 2016 – 4 night – Galveston, At Sea, Cozumel, At Sea, Galveston

November 18, 25, December 9, 30, 2016 – 7 night – Galveston, At Sea, Key West, Castaway Cay, Nassau, At Sea (2 days), Galveston

December 2, 2016 – 7 night – Galveston, At Sea (2 days), Falmouth, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, At Sea, Galveston

December 16, 2016 – 7 night – Galveston, At Sea, Costa Maya, Grand Cayman, At Sea (2 days), Galveston

December 23, 2016 – 7 night – Galveston, At Sea (2 days), Nassau, Castaway Cay, Key West, At Sea, Galveston

Disney Fantasy

October 8, 22, November 5, 19, December 3, 17 and 31, 2016 – Port Canaveral, At Sea (2 days), Tortola, St. Thomas, At Sea, Castaway Cay, Port Canaveral

October 1, 15, 29, November 26, December 10, 24, 2016 – Port Canaveral, At Sea, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, At Sea, Castaway Cay, Port Canaveral

Disney Dream

Generally alternating 3 and 4 night Bahamian sailings with stops at Nassau and Castaway Cay from Port Canaveral.  Three night sailings will be on Fridays and four night sailings on Mondays with the exception of December 19 (3 night) and December 22 (4 night).

If you are interested in getting a quote on any of these sailings, please advise your agent as soon as possible or use our request form http://travelonadream.com/request-a-quote/ to request a quote.

Adventures by Disney Adds New Tours for 2015

New for 2015, Adventures by Disney is adding a trip to Ecuador with visits to the Amazon and Galapagos Islands.  This 12 day/11 night adventure will take you snorkeling on Santa Cruz in the Galapagos, explore life in the Amazon, take a cooking class in Quito and canoe into the heart of the Rainforest, along with many other activities.

Also included will be shorter getaways to New York City and San Francisco.  These tours are 4 days/3 nights and have been very popular with Disney Vacation Club members who were the first to be able to book these tours.

Bookings will be available to past Adventures by Disney guests tomorrow and for all other guests beginning Wednesday, May 21, 2015.  To get your quote, please put in your request and one of our agents will take care of you as soon as bookings are available.

Don’t forget about our Adventures by Disney promotion which is going on through June 15.

OfferFor more information on any of the Adventures by Disney tours, please check out this ebrochure we have created just for you.

Summer 2015 Disney Cruise Itineraries Revealed

We finally have the summer 2015 sail dates for Disney Cruise Line! Reservations will be open to book tomorrow, March 26 for Platinum and Gold Castaway Club members and on March 27 for everyone else.  If you have not already put in a request for a new booking and would like to make your request now, please use this form http://travelonadream.com/quote.html.

And now, the itineraries!

Disney Dream:

Alternating three and four night sailings departing on Fridays and Mondays. The exception to this will be starting June 26, 2015 where we will see five night double dips (two stops at Castaway Cay). Here are the dates:

• June 26, 2015 – 5 night
• July 1, 2015 – 4 night
• July 5, 2015 – 5 night
• July 10, 2015 – 5 night
• July 15, 2015 – 4 night
• July 19, 2015 – 5 night
• July 24, 2015 – 5 night
• July 29, 2015 – 5 night

Disney Fantasy:

Alternating seven night Eastern and Western Caribbean Itineraries:

• May 16, 30, June 13, 27, July 11, 25, August 8, 22, 2015 (Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth and Castaway Cay)
• May 23, June 6, 20, July 4, 18, August 1, 15, 29, 2015 (St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Castaway Cay)
• May 2, 2015 – Eastern to St. Thomas, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Castaway Cay
Disney Wonder:
The Disney Wonder will again go to Alaska for the summer of 2015:
• May 1, 2015 – 14 night Panama Canal – Miami, Cozumel, Cartagena, Panama Canal, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, San Diego
• May 15, 2015 – 2 night cruise (not listed on DCL’s site)
• May 17, 2015 – 3 night cruise
• May 20, 2015 – 5 night repositioning to Vancouver (San Francisico)
• May 25, 2015 – 7 night Alaskan Cruises from Vancouver (Tracy Arm, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan)
• June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Disney Magic:

Disney Magic will be returning to the Baltic! This time with many more itineraries!

• May 3, 2015 – 7 night sailing to Western Caribbean
• May 10, 2015 – 5 night sailing (not listed on Disney’s website)
• May 15, 2015 – 15 night Eastbound Transatlantic sailing from Port Canaveral with stops in New York City, St. John, Newfoundland, Reykjavik, Iceland, Oslo, Norway overnight in Copenhagen
• May 30, 2015 – 7 night sailing to Northern Europe including stops in Tallinn, Estonia, St. Petersburg, Russia, Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden
• June 6, 2015 – 7 night sailing to Norway Fjords with stops in Stavanger, Alesund, Geiranger and Bergen, Norway
• June 13, 2015 – 7 night sailing to Northern Europe including stops in Tallinn, Estonia, St. Petersburg, Russia, Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden
• June 20, 2015 – 9 night sailing to Norway Fjords with stops in Stavanger, Alesund, Geiranger, Molde, Olden and Bergen, Norway
• June 29, 2015 – 11 night repositioning sailing from Copenhagen to Oslo, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Norway, Reykjavik (overnight) and Akureyril, Iceland, Torshavin, Faroe, ending in Dover, England
• July 10, 2015 – 12 night sailing to Northern Europe visiting Copenhagen, Denmark, Warnemunde, Germany, Stockholm, Sweden, Helsinki, Finland, St. Petersburg, Russia and Tallinn, Estonia
• July 22, 2015 – 12 night sailing to Northern Europe visiting Copenhagen, Denmark, Stockholm, Sweden, Helsinki, Finland, St. Petersburg, Russia and Tallinn, Estonia
• August 3, 2015 – 7 night repositioning from Dover to Barcelona with stops in Vigo, Spain, Lisbon, Portugal and Gibraltar, UK
• August 10, 2015 – 5 night sailing to Villefranche, La Spezia and Civitavecchia
• August 15, 22 and 29, 2015 – 7 night sailing to Naples, Civitavecchia, La Spezia and Villefranche

Contact Travel On A Dream for your quote today!

2015 Disney Cruise Line Itineraries

There is so much buzz about when the 2015 cruise itineraries for summer and fall 2015 will come out from Disney Cruise Line.  One agent was certain that they would come out “within 48 hours” a couple days ago, but nothing.  Personally, I think we could see the new itineraries as soon as mid-February, but possibly not until March or April.  So we wait, and speculate, and wait some more.

I thought now would be a good time to speculate!  I also want to hear what you think might be happening.  Here are my ideas with little basis for these thoughts.

  • Disney Dream – 3 and 4 night Bahamas sailings from Port Canaveral on Fridays and Mondays
  • Disney Fantasy – alternating 7 night Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings from Port Canaveral with the addition of Tortola for an Eastern Caribbean port for at least some of the Eastern sailings
  • Disney Wonder – I predict that she will head over to Cadiz, Spain to undergo a major drydock like the Disney Magic did last year.  I think this will happen in May rather than after the season and the Wonder will then go up to the United Kingdom and then do Baltic sailings for the summer months.  Following the Baltic sailings, there may be some Mediterranean sailings and then a Transatlantic where she will go back to Port Canaveral, Miami or New Orleans.  Yes, New Orleans!!  If she goes to New Orleans, I’m hoping we will see some new Western Caribbean stops.
  • Disney Magic – I predict that she will go up to New York City again and have sailings to Canada to include a stop at Quebec City, maybe alternating sailings with Bermuda or the Bahamas and possibly a couple 2 night sailings again.  In the fall, I think she will return to Florida for Bahamas and Caribbean sailings.
  • Unfortunately, I’m predicting no Alaska sailings for the summer of 2015.

I know that the Disney Wonder showed up on the port calendar for a few days in Hawaii, but was removed.  I know a lot of you would like to see Hawaii again, and I hope I’m wrong for your sakes, but I can’t figure that one out into my prediction.

Of course, I could be totally wrong with these predictions, but hey, it’s fun to speculate!  What do you think DCL will do in 2015?  Where would you like to see them go?

Disney Wonder and Disney Magic Relocate for the Summer

Yesterday the Disney Wonder arrived in Seattle to begin its summer sailings to Alaska!  This is the first time Disney Wonder has home ported in Seattle.  Here is a compilation of the news reports from Seattle.

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Disney Wonder will be making 14 seven-night sailings to Alaska from Seattle this summer with stops at Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan and Victoria, Canada.

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Add a NYC Theater Tour and Show to your Disney Magic Cruise

A couple new signature shore excursions have been added to the list of Port Adventures for  Disney Magic® when she makes New York City her home port this summer.

  • The New Amsterdam Theatre Backstage Tour with The Lion King on Broadway (Pre & Post Cruise Only)
  • The New Amsterdam Theatre Backstage Tour with Mary Poppins on Broadway (Pre & Post Cruise Only)

Both of these tours start off at the New Amsterdam Theatre located just off Times Square.  Here you will have an exclusive tour of this New York City landmark.  This theater, along with the Lyceum Theatre, is the oldest Broadway venue in NYC.  For years, this theater was a movie theater from 1937 to 1985, after which the Walt Disney Corporation came in to lease the building and renovations were then done.  You will visit areas not open to the general public, including the props archive room and meet with the Disney Theatrical Group.

Following your tour, you will pick up tickets for either Mary Poppins (at New Amsterdam Theatre) or The Lion King (at Minskoff Theater).  Pricing ranges from $137 to $174 per person and lasts 4 to 4.5 hours.

Bookings for signature Port Adventures is a little different than most shore excursion.  A request form must be completed and then emailed to Disney for confirmation.  Full payment is required at the time of confirmation rather than once onboard.  Bookings will not be available onboard and must be requested at least 30 days prior to your cruise date.

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